Papaya – A Natural Choice for a Facial Mask

    An occasional facial peel is a great way to loosen dead skin cells, which improve the texture of the skin while restoring elasticity.  In addition, peels reduce pore size, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and helps with blotchiness and stimulate collage production.
  Papaya is a natural for incorporating into your skin care regime.  The fruit offers anti-oxidants and is rich in essential enzymes.  Papaya has both preventative and restorative properties when used in skin care.  Papaya’s powerful fruit enzymes are known to aid and accelerate healing in skin disorders such as acne. In addition, the fruit enzymes are a gentle exfoliation to the skin.

The yellow fruit is usually available all year long, however, is more easily found in the supermarkets between April and October. Papaya offers extensive benefits in skin care therapy.  When applied to the face, it reduces wrinkles, nourishes the skin with Vitamin A which accelerates the formation of new skin cells, and exfoliates the skin.   Furthermore, it is loaded with Vitamin C, which is an anti-oxidant.  The beta-carotene in this fruit protects the skin and promotes elasticity.

Papaya is used is many skin care products today and provides a “natural” face lift and rejuvenation bring a wonderful and natural glow to the skin.  It is commonly seen in toners, moisturisers, and facial peels.  In addition, it is gentle enough for all skin types.

To effectively use this recipe, cleanse face and steam to open pores.  The skin will be moist and receptive to the peel.

Papaya Peel

Ingredients:1 cup fresh pineappleHalf-a-cup fresh papaya1 tablespoon honey

Puree fruit together.  Add honey and mix into a smooth paste. Pineapple and papaya contain natural enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids that remove dead skin cells while the honey moisturises the skin.  Leave mask on 15 to 20 minutes.  Rinse completely.

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